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The sweetness of the Basque Country

The Basque Country offers captivating beauty and an incomparable sweetness of life. Its picturesque landscapes are an invitation to escape. outdoor activities abound in this preserved region. Hiking enthusiasts will find what they are looking for with the numerous trails to explore on foot or by bike, notably the famous GR10 and the Way to Santiago de Compostela. Thrill seekers can embark on rafting adventures, while cyclotouring enthusiasts can explore the winding roads offering breathtaking panoramas . Horse lovers can enjoy horse riding, while the rivers and lakes invite swimming and fishing. In autumn, mushroom picking is a popular activity. The inland Basque Country is a true paradise for nature lovers and adventurers in search of new experiences.

Typical villages

The Basque Country is full of typical villages that will transport you to a world of authenticity. Espelette, famous for its chili pepper and its white houses with red half-timberings, offers a picturesque atmosphere. Cambo-les-Bains seduces with its spa architecture, its magnificent exotic garden and Villa Arnaga, home of Edmond Rostand. Other villages like Ainhoa, Sare and Saint-Jean-de-Luz reveal cobbled streets, century-old churches and a warm atmosphere. Each of these villages offers a unique insight into Basque culture, with its traditions, gastronomy and landscapes.

The Aldudes Valley

Nestled in the heart of the Basque Country, the Aldudes Valley offers an enchanting landscape. With its lush meadows, its winding rivers and its majestic summits, this valley is a true haven of peace. Nature lovers can indulge in hiking, fishing or simply lose themselves in the tranquility of this natural setting.

The Kakuetta Gorges and the Olzarte Gorges

These Gorges are two natural wonders to discover. The Kakuetta Gorges offer a spectacular deep gorge, decorated with waterfalls and caves. The Gorges d'Olzarte for their part, reveal wild landscapes, and are ideal for adventure lovers. These two sites offer unique experiencesin the heart of unspoiled nature.

The Cave of Sare and the Cave of Oxocelhaya

The Sare Cave, with its stalactites and stalagmites, offers a captivating underground journey. As for the Oxocelhaya Cave, it seduces with its unique geological formations and its mysterious atmosphere. These caves offer an immersive experience in the underground world, witnesses to the natural and geological wealth of the Basque Country.

Natural sites

The region is full of natural sites, such as the majestic Iraty Forest and the Roncesvalles Pass. The Iraty Forest, one of the largest forests in Europe, offers green landscapes ideal for hiking. The Roncesvalles pass, for its part, offers breathtaking panoramas of the mountains, constituting an emblematic passage on the Camino de Santiago.  

The Basque Coast

The Basque Coast, located an hour away, is an unmissable destination. With its sandy beaches, its seaside resorts like Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and its surf spots, the Basque Coast offers an idyllic setting to relax, swim and enjoy the Atlantic Coast. This proximity allows you to combine the discovery of the Basque Country with moments of relaxation by the sea.

The Spanish border

Located just 7 km from the first Spanish village, Pamplona, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port benefits from close proximity privileged with Spain. This geographical location offers visitors the opportunity to easily discover the cultural, gastronomic and historical riches of our Spanish neighbors, thus adding an international dimension to their stay.

Local producers

To fully discover the Basque Country, we invite you to visit the local producers: